Initial meeting of a number of Yorba Linda residents was held last Thursday noon to formulate an enlarged committee to start a movement to preserve the birthplace of President-elect Richard Nixon here.
Dr. Robert Meador, president of the Chamber of Commerce, was named temporary chairman. Present at the first get-together was Hurless Barton, Hoyt Corbit and Bill Drake. The committee will be enlarged to possibly 10 or 12 members, and it is hoped that initial contacts will produce an honorary chairman of national stature.
A request was made to the board of trustees of the Yorba Linda Elementary School District to name one of their members to serve on the committee at their meeting last Thursday. Owing to the fact that two board members were absent, the request was held over to the next meeting.
Monday night the City Council named Vice-Mayor Burt Brooks to serve as their representative.
Local attorney, Roland Bigonger will serve as legal advisor to the group, and the committee is holding a breakfast meeting this morning to complete naming the full steering committee.
When naming the committee has been completed, letters will be sent to numerous local organizations asking for representatives to be named by their groups to serve on varied sub-committees.
Prime purpose of the volunteer group will be to preserve the former Nixon home here as an historical site, and perhaps set in motion the establishment of a museum-library which would eventually have on display many documents and papers pertaining to the career of Richard Nixon.
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